"Bono and I had been playing around with the song since the Pop tour but there was something that wasn't quite right. When we played it together as a band it was a bit cloying, so it didn't end up going on All That You Can't Leave Behind. We revisited for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb."
- The Edge on Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.